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FAITH-The Strength of.
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
All faiths are to their own believers just;
FAITH-in Divine Things.
In philosophy, where truth seems doublyfaced, there is no man more paradoxical than myself; but in divinity I love to keep the road; and though not in an implicit, yet an humble faith, follow the great wheel of the church, by which I move, not reserving any proper poles or motions from the epicycle of my own brain; by these means I leave no gap for heresy, schisms, or errors.
Sir Thomas Brown. FAITH-in the Time of Trouble.
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; ret I will rejoice in the Lord; I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk.
Works without faith, are like a fish without water; it wants the element it should live in. A building without a basis cannot stand; faith is the foundation, and every good action is as a stone laid. Feltham.
When men cease to be faithful to their God, he who expects to find them so to each other, will be much disappointed. The primitive sincerity will accompany the primitive piety in her flight from the earth, and then interest will succeed conscience in the regulation of human conduct, till one man cannot trust another further than he holds him by that tie: hence, by the way, it is, that although many are infidels themselves, yet few choose to have their families and dependents such; as judging FALSEHOOD-Culpability of. -and rightly judging-that true Christians are the only persons to be depended on for the exact discharge of their social duties. Bishop Horne. FAITH-the Root of Good Works. Faith is the root of all good works. A root that produces nothing is dead. Bishop Wilson.
What trust is here, O man!
Have faith, and struggle on!
FAITH and WORKS.
Even as the day does the sun: the right from
Love in a bodily shape; and Christian works
are no more than Animate faith and love, as flowers are the animate spring-tide. Longfellow.
A lie should be trampled on and extinguished wherever found. I am for fumigating the atmosphere, when I suspect that falsehood, like pestilence, breathes around me. Carlyle. FALSEHOOD-Illimitable in its Effects.
Every lie, great or small, is the brink of a precipice, the depth of which nothing but Omniscience can fathom. Reade.
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth; and no opinions so fatally mislead us as those that are not
How constantly has mortification accompanied triumph: with what secret sorrow has that praise been received from strangers, denied to us by our friends. Nothing astonishes me more than the envy which attends
literary fame, and the unkindly depreciation which waits upon the writer. Of every species of fame, it is the most ideal and apart: it would seem to interfere with no one. It is bought by a life of labour; generally, also, of seclusion and privation. It asks its honours only from all that is most touching and most elevated in humanity. What is the reward that it craves?-to lighten many a solitary hour, and to spiritualize a world, that were else too material. What is the requital that the Athenians of the earth give to those who have struggled through the stormy water, and the dark night, for their applause?-Both reproach and scorn. If the author have-and why should he be exempt from-the faults of his kind, with what greedy readiness are they seized upon and exaggerated! How ready is the sneer against his weakness or his error! What hours of feverish misery have been passed, what bitter tears have been shed, over the unjust censure, and the personal sarcasm! The imaginative feel such wrong far beyond what those of less sensitive temperament can dream. L. E. Landon. FAME-acquired by Acts of Duty. What shall I do to be for ever known? Thy duty ever.
This did full many who yet sleep unknownOh, never-never!
Think'st thou, perchance, that they remain FAME-Over-care for.
Whom thou know'st not?
It is a very indiscreet and troublesome ambition which cares so much about fame; about By angel-trumps in heaven their praise is what the world says of us; to be always blown ;
Divine their lot.
looking in the faces of others for approval; to be always anxious about the effect of what we do or say; to be always shouting, to hear the Longfellow.
echoes of our own voices.
What shall I do to gain eternal life?—
The simple dues with which each day is rife ;
Ere perfect scheme of action thou devise,
Among the writers of all ages, some deserve fame, and have it; others neither have nor deserve it; some have it, not deserving; others, though deserving, yet totally miss it, or have it not equal to their deserts. Milton.
Fame to our ashes comes, alas! too late:
FAME-Animating Power of.
O! who shall lightly say, that Fame
The young from slothful couch will start,
All ages past a blank would be,
A desert bare, a shipless sea?
That point to immortality? Joanna Baillie.
FAME-Way to Silence.
Fame may be compared to a scold; the best way to silence her is to let her alone, and she will at last be out of breath in blowing her own trumpet. Fuller.
FAME-A Niche in the Temple of.
In Fame's temple there is always a niche to be found for rich dunces, importunate scoundrels, or successful butchers of the human Zimmerman.
Fame, if not double-faced, is double-mouth'd,
On both his wings, one black, the other white,
That I have lived, I leave a mark behind
Fame, like a wayward girl, will still be coy
Who have not learnt to be content without
A Jilt, whose ear was never whispered close,
Some when they die, die all: their mould'ring clay
Is but an emblem of their memories:
The space quite closes up through which they bottom, whose interests are inseparably united,
and, therefore, whose hearts ought to be so too, acting in concert, adopting each other's cares, and making them their own, uniting their friendly beams, and jointly promoting the common happiness, is a beautiful scene, and amiable even in the sight of that Being who maketh men to be of one mind in a house. To have those who will receive us with an operhearted cheerfulness, to whom we can discharge the fulness of the soul, to whom we can unburden our cares; and by unburdening we lessen them; (for sorrow, like a stream, grows weaker, by being divided into several channels :) to have those, with whom we can share our joys; (and joy, like light, by communicating grows greater, and burns brighter;) this is a happiness, which a forlorn individual must be in a great measure a stranger to, who stands single in life, without any support to lean upon. Seed.
A very Gipsy is she, Nilus-born,
Sister-in-law to jealous Potiphar;
The most lasting families have only their seasons, more or less, of a certain constitutional strength. They have their Spring and Summer sunshine glare, their wane, decline, and death; they flourish and shine, perhaps, for ages; at last they sicken: their light grows pale, and, at a crisis when the offsets are withered, and the old stock is blasted, the whole tribe disappears. There are limits ordained to everything under the sun. Man will not abide in honour. Of all human vani
ties, family-pride is one of the weakest. Reader, go thy way; secure thy name in the Book of Life, where the page fades not, nor the title alters nor expires-leave the rest to heralds and the parish register. Borlase.
The ties of family and of country were never intended to circumscribe the soul. Man is connected at birth with a few beings, that the spirit of humanity may be called forth by their tenderness; and, whenever domestic or national attachments become exclusive, engrossing, clannish, so as to shut out the general claims of the human race, the highest end of Providence is frustrated, and home, instead of
being the nursery, becomes the grave of the
To see a well-regulated family acting as if they were one body informed by one soul; to see those who are embarked together in one
FAN-Sentimentality of a.
There is an infinite variety of motions to be made use of in the flutter of a fan. There is the angry flutter, the modest flutter, the timorous flutter, the confused flutter, the merry flutter, and the amorous flutter. Not to be tedious, there is scarce any emotion in the mind which does not produce a suitable agitation in the fan; insomuch, that if I only see the fan of a disciplined lady, I know very well whether she laughs, frowns, or blushes. Addison FANATICISM-in the 16th Century.
In Paris the close of Lent was a stimulus to
the prevailing excitement. A series of processions took place which were begun, inno
cently enough, by children, girls and boys,
women should walk with their delicate little
Fanaticism is such an overwhelming impression of the ideas relating to the future world as disqualifies for the duties of life. Robert Hall.
FANATICISM-Fatal Hold of.
And they believe him-oh, the lover may
The babe may cease to think that it may play
In melancholy bosoms, such as were
Of moody texture from their earliest day,
Where'er we turn, by fancy charm'd, we find
FANATICISM-Demon Spirit of.
Demons, who impair
The strength of better thoughts, and seek their Dress'd by her hand, the woods and valleys
And spring diffusive decks the enchanted isle.